We first met Jacques Frelin In Paris in 1987 and this pioneer of the French organic wine movement has been our most important supplier almost from that moment. Originally from the Vendée region he worked initially with his now ex-wife at Domaine de Clairac, then with Louis Andrieu and Olivier Azan. He now runs the operation single-handedly but with the backing of his old friend Frédéric Lachaux.
Organic vineyards represented – 40 hectares. Organic since 1983.
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Chardonnay Prestige ‘La Marouette’ Pays d’Oc
In many ways this is classic Chardonnay. That core of attractive fruit such as melon, green apple and a hint of mango appears on both the nose and palate, and there’s a very nice floral aspect going on too, with a few creamy notes to add some texture to proceedings. You’ll find some understated richness but it’s all intertwined with stone and mineral characters often found in decent southern French Chardonnay. Elegant enough to enjoy as an aperitif, but a clear winner with pasta, seafood or a good cheeseboard.